Lead-Up is a 501c3 registered non profit whose aim is to reduce violence by creating peaceful leaders through workshops with horses. It works principally, though not exclusively, with the young between the ages of 15-24 to provide a compassionate and non-judgemental environment, removed from the violence, abuse and addiction often experienced at home. Lead-Up’s programs have now also led to additionally the implementation of vocational opportunities for participants in its programs through the vocational program as well as actively developing employment initiatives.
CVG provides a space for articulation, development and promotion of voluntary activity in Guatemala. We bring together several institutions committed to volunteering, as a service to the communities and the development of the country from their own vocations and resources. We have been working in Guatemala since 2006 and we focus our activities on the formation of a Network of volunteer organizations and on the promotion of the national voluntary movement, through different activities.
ARCAS is a non-profit Guatemalan NGO formed in 1989 by a group of Guatemalan citizens who became concerned as they saw their precious natural heritage - especially their wildlife - rapidly disappearing before their eyes. It was originally created for a very specific and urgent purpose: to build a rescue center to care for and rehabilitate wild animals that were being confiscated on the black market by the Guatemalan government.
We are an Environmentalist NGO that is constantly gathering scientific facts and sharing it with our audience to create a change that can not only save our planet but improve the every day lives of people and animals world wide. We fight against lack of knowledge and indifference. This is only achieved by informing people with the truth and connecting with their emotions.
We are a budding community center in the Chaimal Village, San Pedro Carchá, Alta Verapaz. Our small center is constructed with some boards and sheets, with a compacted earth floor, benches made of wood with blocks, a table, and several children, women, and youth from nearby villages who use our space for workshops, storytelling sessions, reading hours, book loans, and some strengthening courses. Our services immediately connect with the communities through programs that promote reading, critical thinking, creativity, and the empowerment of women with cultural relevance.